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Tropicana Announces 8th Annual Taste of the Quarter Benefiting United Way August 24

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 16, 2015) – Fun for the whole family, Tropicana Atlantic City’s 8th Annual Taste of the Quarter will take place Monday, August 24, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Over twenty restaurants, bars and eateries will feature a special taste of their menu for this signature event benefiting United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Atlantic County.

For one set ticket price, guests will eat their way through almost every restaurant and eatery at Tropicana in a lively festival atmosphere. City officials, local dignitaries and members of the media serve as “celebrity chefs” dishing out sample size portions at each food station while SoJO 104.9 emcees the event. Watch for other Townsquare Media radio personalities including DJ’s from Cat Country 107.3, Lite Rock 96.9 and ESPN 97.3.

“Taste of the Quarter has become a signature event of ours,” said Steve Callender, General Manager for Tropicana. “With over 20 participating outlets, it’s the perfect way to showcase the variety of dining options Tropicana has to offer while benefitting the community at the same time. We encourage guests to enjoy our free multimedia light and sound show on the boardwalk following the event.”

“Today, it’s more important than ever for everyone in Atlantic County to work together for the greater good,” said John Emge, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Executive Director in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. “Last year’s event raised more than $29,000, helping to advance our work in improving the lives of those in need. As awareness continues to grow, thanks in large part to Tropicana and the Taste of the Quarter, I am confident we will continue to make strides helping the people of Atlantic County.”

The menu for Taste of the Quarter 2015 has been announced as follows:

A DAM GOOD DELI & FIREWATERS: Visitors will enjoy a fresh fruit and veggie bar. Located in the Marketplace.

A DAM GOOD SPORTS BAR: Guests can enjoy south of the border flavor with an all-you-can-eat taco bar. Located in The Quarter.

A TIME FOR WINE: Enjoy a variety of cheese and crackers. Located in The Quarter.

BOARDWALK FAVORITES ICE CREAM: Children and adults alike are sure to love cake batter ice cream served on miniature waffle cones

BROADWAY BURGER BAR: Attendees can sample house-made hummus and pita chips, house-made chicken salad with apples, sun-dried cranberries and walnut sliders. Located in The Quarter.

CARMINE’S: The legendary family-style Italian restaurant will be serving their famous meatballs. Located in The Quarter.

CASA TACO AND TEQUILA BAR– Get ready to fiesta! Casa is serving up made-to-order fish tacos, traditional guacamole, and Virgin Casa Margaritas. Located in the Marketplace

CHICKIE’S & PETE’S CRAB HOUSE AND SPORTS BAR: Choose from their famous mussels red, or mussels white. Located at the Chickie’s & Pete’s just off the North Tower casino floor.

CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR: Guests can add some Latin flavor to their night with Ropa Vieja: Classic Cuban shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and red wine. Maduros and steamed white rice. Located in The Quarter.

IL VERDI: Tropicana’s upscale Italian restaurant joins the fun with Gnocchi Al Pomodoro Con Basilico (Ricotta stuffed gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil and ricotta salata.) Located near Tango’s Lounge.

FIN:  Tropicana’s seafood experience will serve fresh and delicious Cape May Clam Chowder. Located near Tango’s Lounge.

HOOTERS: Look for the Hooters girls serving boneless wings located in the Marketplace.

JAMES CANDY: Savor samples of Atlantic City’s legendary salt water taffy. Located at the Marketplace.

MARKETPLACE EXPRESS: Marketplace Express is serving up sweetness with Italian cannoli’s & Vanilla bean iced coffee

MRS. FIELDS COOKIES: No Taste of the Quarter event is complete without fresh baked Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies. Located in The Quarter across from Tango’s Lounge.

OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC: Get snack-a-lacking with delicious dips and assorted baked goods. Located in The Quarter.

PF CHANG’S: Guests can take their taste buds on a trip to the Far East with Chang’s chicken and fried rice. Located in The Quarter.

RIRA IRISH PUB: Irish flavor abounds with miniature potato cakes served with savory sour cream and balsamic reduction. Finish with The Trinity: Bailey’s chocolate mousse, Jameson whipped cream and Guinness chocolate sauce. Located in The Quarter.

THE PALM: Visitors will enjoy Ahi tuna sashimi with toasted pine nuts, garlic, jalapenos, basil and lime. (This dish contains raw or undercooked products.  The consumption of raw or undercooked meat, fish, egg and shellfish may be harmful to your health.) Located in The Quarter.

PERRY’S PIZZA: No one does pizza like Perry’s! Sample bite-size portions of their Sicilian pizza. Located in the Marketplace.

STARBUCKS: Top off your night with samples of freshly brewed coffee and pastries.

TONY LUKE’S– Get yourself a taste of South Philly by tasting Tony Luke’s mini pork sandwiches. Located in the Marketplace.

WET WILLIES: Guests can cool off with samples of Wet Willies’ signature virgin daiquiri, the Weak Willie. Located in The Quarter.

ZEYTINIA: For those looking to keep it classic, Zeytinia serves up a ham and cheese sandwich, just like Mom makes. Located in The Quarter.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Taste of the Quarter benefit UWGPSNJ in Atlantic County. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, located on the third floor of The Quarter, www.Ticketmaster.com, via phone at 1.800.745.3000 or UWGPSNJ Atlantic County office in Galloway.

Don’t eat and run! Tropicana offers a Taste of the Quarter Hotel Package. Book an overnight stay on Monday, August 24 for $179 and Tropicana will throw in a pair of tickets for Taste of the Quarter.  Call 1-800-345-8767 and use booking code TQ15. Rate is based on double occupancy and does not include tax and fees.

About the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is one regional organization working to improve lives and strengthen local communities from city to shore! Through the Impact Fund, United Way intervenes at critical transition points in people’s lives to pave the way for more high school graduates by improving education from cradle to career, empowering working adults to earn more and save more by building foundations of financial stability, creating healthier communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and ensuring our neighbors meet their most basic needs of food, shelter and safety.  For more information, visit www.UnitedForImpact.org.

About Tropicana Atlantic City Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as a “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. In spring 2015 Tropicana underwent a $50 million renovation, which includes its spectacular Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness and renovations to its North Tower hotel rooms and casino. Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit the official Web site at www.tropicana.net or:

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About Tropicana Entertainment Tropicana Entertainment is a publicly traded company that, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates eight casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Missouri, New Jersey and Aruba. Tropicana properties collectively have approximately 5,525 rooms, 8,035 slot positions and 304 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.